15 Ways to Improve Your Game
1) Ace-King-Don’t Overplay it!
It has potential but it is still a drawing hand. Against even small pairs you’re an underdog. If someone bets in front of you, don’t push all-in, raise and if you get re-raised begin to worry that maybe you’re behind.
2) Don’t Chase You’re Draws
When you have four to the straight it’s tempting to call and stay in but you’ll rarely hit the one in four outs you have.
3) Be Patient
Fold Hands- even strong ones in a bad position. Dan Harrington- author of poker bible Harrington on Holdem- cites patience as the most important poker attribute a player can have.
4) Specialise in one format
18 player sit’n’go’s, full ring games or Heads-Up. Master a format before you try another.
5) Play within your bankroll
If you play above you’re bankroll you’ll be to worried about losing you’re chips and you won’t be able to play you’re natural game. You should generally sit down with no more than five percent of you’re bankroll.
6) Accept Bad Beats
They happen-learn to deal with them. Read our article on Managing Tilt. If you do go on tilt and start to make bad decisions- GET OUT QUICK!
7) Use you’re time bank
You’re time bank is there to allow you to think about you’re decisions-use it. Be aware if you enter a ‘turbo’ game which allows you less time to act.
8)Let go of you’re favourite hand
I once flopped a straight flush with 4-7 suited- this doesn’t make it a must play hand, and just because Doyle Brunson has won two WSOP bracelets with 10-2 doesn’t mean you should play it to.
9) Don’t give ‘free cards’
Slow-playing big hands can turn into a nightmare when you’re opponent hits his backdoor straight or flush.
10) Anaylis you’re game
Poker Software such as PokerOffice is a great tool as it allows you to replay you’re session, serious poker players spend more time analysing their game and their opponents then actually playing. Look back at how you played key hands and identify any errors or situations where you could have profited more or minimised your losses.
11) Keep notes on players
Make it a habit to keep notes on players. Most poker rooms also give you the ability to colour code players. Agen Dominoqq Online Tracking software like Poker Office and Poker Edge allow you to keep detailed notes on you’re opponents-to know that when a player check-raises you means he has the nuts is an excellent advantage to have.
12 )Pot Control
Build a pot when you’re ahead and try to keep the pot small when you’re chasing.
13) Learn basic odds and outs
To get you better understanding you’re outs and odds poker tools such as Hold’em Indicator give you the figures you need at a glance.
14) Play position
Having position is the biggest advantage in a poker game.
15) Know when to fold’em
Know when you’re beat and make the fold.